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Valley Mountain, W. Va., August 21, 1861.


No. 243.

I. The Twenty-second and Thirty-sixth Regiments Virginia Volunteers, under Colonels Tompkins and McCausland, will be formed into a distinct brigade, or be attached to other brigades of the Army of the Kanawha, as the commanding general of that army may determine.

II. The Wise Legion, as organized, under the directions of the Secretary of War, will be under the immediate command of General H. A. Wise.

III. The militia called into the service of the Confederate States, together with all the troops operating in the Kanawha Valley, will be subject to the orders and under the control of the commanding general of the Army of the Kanawha.      

R E Lee

General, Commanding



Source: The War of the Rebellion: Series 1, Volume 5, p. 800.


Transcribed by Katie Hall, 2018 May 31

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